Our Donors

David R. and Dorothy S. Eichel Memorial Scholarship

David R. and Dorothy S. Eichel Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was established from the estate of Mr. Eichel for the higher education of deserving children in our area. Mr. Eichel was an engineer at Champion International. He and his wife, Dorothy, felt strongly that all children should have a chance...

Debra Crouse Memorial Scholarship

Debra Crouse Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was established in memory of Debbie Crouse, daughter of Robert and Kathryn Crouse, with funds Mr. and Mrs. Crouse received on Debbie’s behalf. Debbie and her brother, Jeffrey, were killed in a traffic accident in February, 1996. The Crouse...

Donald and Kathryn Litzelfelner Memorial Scholarship

Donald and Kathryn Litzelfelner Memorial Scholarship

Donald and Kathryn Litzelfelner established this scholarship to carry out their strong belief in the value of education and their conviction that every person who wants a college education should have the opportunity to earn one. Mr. Litzelfelner, deceased, was the...

Donald and Millicent Schirmer Memorial Scholarship

Donald and Millicent Schirmer Memorial Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Schirmer to support educational opportunities for graduates of Badin, Hamilton, New Miami and Ross High Schools planning to attend Miami University. In addition to many other community involvements, Donald...

Rev. Donald H. Jordan

Donald H. Jordan, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Rev. Donald H. Jordan, Sr. was the founder and owner of the Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Homes of Cincinnati, Ohio; Green, Hall & Jordan Memorial Chapel of Hamilton, Ohio and the Hall Jordan & Pretty Memorial Chapel of Middletown, Ohio. He founded his first...

Donald S. and Jennie E. Martin Scholarship

Donald S. and Jennie E. Martin Scholarship

Don and Jennie Martin never had children of their own, but their kindness, generosity ensures their love of children and education is carried on through this scholarship. Mrs. Martin was a native of Kansas but lived in Butler County for many years. During her...

Donald Shilt Memorial Scholarship

Donald Shilt Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1995 by Southwestern Ohio Steel,and formerly MISA Metals, Inc., in memory of their employee Donald Shilt, this merit-based scholarship supports Hamilton High School students wishing to further their education after high school. The student must have a...

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Kezur Memorial Scholarship

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Kezur Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. & Mrs. Edward Kezur. Dr. Kezur was a retired pioneer in the field of psychiatry as well as a well-known photographer. Both he and his wife were interested in education and helping others. This merit-based scholarship...

Dr. Brady and Rhonda Randolph Nursing Scholarship

Dr. Brady and Rhonda Randolph Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Board of Directors of Firstar Bank (now U.S. Bank) in honor of Dr. Randolph’s retirement from their Board. Dr. Randolph retired from his active practice in 1990 as a physician in the field of orthopedics. He retired from...

Dr. Edward T. & and Margaret A. Keating Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Edward T. & and Margaret A. Keating Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Edward T. and Margaret A. Keating Memorial Scholarship was established by their family and friends to honor their memory with a merit-based scholarship for a Badin graduate pursuing a career in the medical field. Dr. Keating practiced medicine in the Hamilton...

Dr. James and Emily MacGregor Scott, Jr. Scholarship

Dr. James and Emily MacGregor Scott, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Scott to support a renewable scholarship to a Badin or Hamilton High School student in need in the Hamilton area. The Scotts are lifelong residents of Hamilton. Dr. Scott is a retired cardiologist who practiced in...

Dr. James A.  Stewart Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Dr. James A. Stewart Memorial Nursing Scholarship

This nursing scholarship was established in 2009 upon Dr. James Stewart’s death to support students with financial need pursuing a nursing degree at Miami University. Dr. Stewart, graduated from Hamilton High School in 1941 and from the University of Cincinnati...

Dr. Karl J. Schmitter Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Karl J. Schmitter Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was created at the death of Dr. Karl J. Schmitter, by his parents, Dr. Karl L. and Mary Alice Schmitter, to provide a scholarship for a Badin or Hamilton High School senior planning to major in either physical therapy or occupational therapy.

Dr. Richard Willis Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Richard Willis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Dr. Richard Willis, offers a scholarship to a graduating senior attending Hamilton High School with financial need and pursuing a degree in a health related field of study. Dr. Willis was an internist/hematologist and served as Chief...

Dr. Spencer and Sonia August Nursing Scholarship

Dr. Spencer and Sonia August Nursing Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship was established to support either a Badin or Hamilton School student wishing to pursue a nursing degree. Dr. August is a former chief of staff at Fort Hamilton Hospital and is a former board member for many local organizations including...

D.R.S. Smith Scholarship

D.R.S. Smith Scholarship

This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to support the home educated students in Butler County associated with the Hamilton, Fairfield, Ross, Talawanda, Edgewood, Lakota and New Miami School districts. This is a need-based scholarship for graduating...

Dr. Vernon E.  & Louise E. Roden Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Vernon E. & Louise E. Roden Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Roden in memory of her husband, Vernon. Dr. Roden was a medical doctor and Louise was a teacher and school counselor in the Hamilton and Princeton Schools for 25 years. Dr. Roden passed away in 1979 and Louise passed away...

Edwin and Esther Feinthel Memorial Scholarship

Edwin and Esther Feinthel Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship fund was established in Esther’s memory to assist students from Fairfield High school with financial need who wish to attend college. Esther passed away on February 18, 2011 and was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin.

Elizabeth R. Betten Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth R. Betten Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was established by Cornelius Betten in memory of his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was educated in the Cincinnati schools, a graduate of Wooster College, with a degree in music in 1934. She taught piano in her home for 25 years. Additional...

Elizabeth V. Allen Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth V. Allen Memorial Scholarship

Although Miss Allen was born in Vermont, she made her home in Hamilton during the last 15 years of her life. Miss Allen was a graduate of Skidmore College, with a Master of Science from Columbia University. She was very interested in helping those in the community...

Elizabeth Wente Newkirk Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Wente Newkirk Memorial Scholarship

The Newkirk family established this scholarship in memory Mrs. Newkirk, a dedicated community volunteer for many organizations. Mrs. Newkirk founded the Volunteer Service Bureau and helped to establish the Day Care Center at Pilgrim Baptist Church. She served as a...

Esther Benzing Memorial Scholarship

Esther Benzing Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Benzing, an esteemed area historian and author, established this need-based scholarship fund for the benefit of area high school seniors. The recipient must be a student interested in pursuing additional educational opportunities in the field of agriculture....

Fannie Gray Memorial Scholarship

Fannie Gray Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was established by the estate of Fannie Gray to benefit an African-American student from Hamilton High School excelling in academic courses and planning to attend college.

Ferdinand Schwenn & Margaret K. Turnbull Memorial Scholarship

Ferdinand Schwenn & Margaret K. Turnbull Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was established by Margaret Turnbull, granddaughter of Mr. Schwenn. Ferdinand Schwenn was the founder of the Robinson Schwenn Department Store, which was located on High Street for many years. This scholarship is awarded to a Badin or...

Francis and Mabel Wilks Memorial Scholarship

Francis and Mabel Wilks Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was established by the Wilks family in memory of their parents and is offered to a student graduating from Badin or Hamilton High Schools who plans to pursue a career in social work. They were the parents of four children, Harry T. Wilks,...

Frank Witt Memorial Scholarship

Frank Witt Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was established to honor the memory of the former Mayor of Hamilton by offering a scholarship to a Hamilton High School student planning to attend Miami University Hamilton. Frank believed in Hamilton and worked to help make our community...

Franz and  Elizabeth Klaber Memorial Scholarship

Franz and Elizabeth Klaber Memorial Scholarship

As new immigrants to America, both Franz and Elizabeth Klaber held the same values which helped make our country great; work hard and give their best in all ventures; learn; share with others less fortunate; become acclimated to the American way of life. Yet, share...

Frederick A. and Rosemary Reister Memorial Scholarship

Frederick A. and Rosemary Reister Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was started by Rosemary Reister, family and friends, in memory of Fred. He was a Founder, former President (1957-58) and Trustee of the Foundation. Mr. Reister was an attorney with Millikin and Fitton Law Firm and he served on various boards and was...

Galen and Ruth Maurer Music Scholarship

Galen and Ruth Maurer Music Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Maurer to support her longtime interest in music. This need-based scholarship is for a Hamilton High School student planning to attend college and major in music. Mrs. Maurer has been singing in a church choir since she was...

George C. and Freida B. McCandless Memorial Scholarship

George C. and Freida B. McCandless Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by George C. and Frieda B. McCandless. Mrs. McCandless served three terms on Hamilton City Council from 1960-65 and Vice Mayor 1964-65, the first woman to hold that office in Hamilton. She was an officer in state and local mental...